CATALySES Faculty

David Allred, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Infectious Disease & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Presentation on pathogens and prions (2018)

Barry Alto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science
Introduction to Mosquitos as Vectors of Disease (2018)

Jo Marie Bacusmo, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Microbiology & Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Introduction to Virulence Factors and Pathogen Prototypes; Hunger Games, Pathogen Edition (2017, 2019)

Chris Barbey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Genetic Engineering in Crops (2019)

Sladana Bec, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager and Senior Diagnostician, Plant Diagnostic Center
Tour: Plant Diagnostic Center (2017, 2018, 2019)

James Bunch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Data Analysis Methods in the Classroom (2017, 2018)

Anthony Cannella, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine, College of Medicine
Immune Response Differences between Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Cases of Malaria (2017)

Heather Capobianco
Biological Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Plant Viruses: Do Plants Get the Flu? (2017, 2018)

Sixue Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Director of Proteomics, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research
Proteomics Workshops (2017, 2018)

Robin Choudhury, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Epidemiology Systems Analysis Supporting Food Security and Conservation (2017)

Roxanne Connelly, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Mosquito Biology; Source Reduction/Container Removal Campaign (2017)

Natalie Dean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions & College of Medicine
Vaccine Efficacy Trials for Emerging Pathogens (2017, 2018, 2019)

Wael Elwakil
Graduate Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Fungi and Oomycetes (2017)

Kevin Folta, Ph.D.
Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Genetic Engineering in Plants (2018)

Jorge Frias-Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry
Introduction to Microbial Communities and the Oral Microbiome (2017)

Joseph Flores-Toro
Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine
Research laboratory host (2019)

Erica Goss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Plants Get Sick, Too!; Fungi and Oomycetes (2017, 2018, 2019)

Paul Gulig, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, College of Medicine
How Not to Get Stoned: Oxalobacter formigenes and the Prevention of Kidney Stones (2017)
Research laboratory tour (2019)

Jeannie Klein-Gordon
Graduate Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Plant Pathology Workshops (2017, 2018, 2019)

John Lednicky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental & Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Aerovirology and Aerosols (2017)

Steven Madore, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research
Tour: ICBR Next Generation Sequencing Core (2017)

Anthony Maurelli, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
A Brief History of Shigella (2019)

Wayne McCormack, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine;
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Doctoral Programs
Responsible Conduct of Research (2017, 2018, 2019)

J. Glenn Morris, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine
Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute
Emerging Pathogens: Zika, and other things that go bump in the night (2017, 2018)
So What is an Emerging Pathogen? (2019)

Stephanie Mundis
Graduate Student, Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mapping mosquitoes: Applications in medical geography for predicting and preventing vector-borne disease (2019)

David Nelson, M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Research, College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Clinical and Translational Science 101 (2017, 2018)

Juliana Pereira, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology: Introduction to Bacterial Diseases (2017)

Nicolas Polfer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Tour: Chemistry Laboratories (2017, 2018)

Lary Reeves, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Scientist, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science
Introduction to Mosquitos as Vectors of Disease (2018)

James Resnick, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine
Research Laboratory Host (2019)

Kathleen Ryan, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine
Influenza and Community Immunity (2017)

Marco Salemi, Ph.D.
Holloway and McClamma Professor in Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Beyond Phylodynamics of Infectious Disease: Merging Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Genomics (2017, 2019)

Greg Schultz, Ph.D.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, College of Medicine.
Scar Wars: Improving Wound Healing Outcomes (2017, 2018)

Erika (Rikki) Schwarz, D.V.M.
Doctoral Student, Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
All About Arboviruses (2019)

Stephanie Staras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, College of Medicine
Introduction to Translational Research: Human Papillomavirus (2017)

Kathryn Stofer, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
CATALySES Workshop Evaluation (2017, 2018, 2019)

Amanda Strayer-Scherer
Graduate Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology: Introduction to Bacterial Diseases (2017)

Andrew Thoron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Data Analysis Methods in the Classroom (2017, 2018)

Veena Venugopalan, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research, College of Pharmacy
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Staying Ahead in the Race Against Bacterial Resistance (2019)

Heather Walden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
Looking at Parasites (2018)

Emma Weeks, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Chemical Ecology of Hematophagous Insects (2017)

Mark Yanchinsin
Clinical & Laboratory Safety Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
Lab Safety- Evolving a Safety Culture and Preplanning for the Labs (2017, 2018, 2019)

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